Ryan Cloete

My name is Ryan Cloete. I'm a rookie journalist based in Cape Town. I'm currently studying towards an Advanced Diploma in Journalism at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

I am very much a work in progress with the goal of being better than I was yesterday. As a journalist, my ultimate goal is to work for a publication that makes a difference in the lives of people.

Working at Portal Publishing has provided me with an opportunity to do this and kick start my hopefully long career in news. I also enjoy reading, having a good laugh with friends and watching sporting events. “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” – James Allen


Covid-19 Omicron less severe

When the Covid-19 Omicron variant was discovered in South Africa, health authorities moved quickly to notify the country and the world of its potential danger.

SASSA card used for sassa grant payment

More than 9 million people benefit from the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant. The Post Office has now released the R350 grant payment dates for January.

UIF online services

Losing your job can be extremely stressful. You have no income but your living expenses remain.

Multiple-fatality accidents increase in SA

Public holidays and the festive season are notorious for an increased number of road accidents and fatalities and despite the Covid-19 pandemic, 2022 is no different. 

What SASSA suspended SRD grant means

A report commissioned by the Department of Social Development found that more than 94% of Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant money was used to purchase food. 

KZN becomes epicenter of Coivd-19 in SA

As the Omicron Covid-19 variant sparked the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal is emerging as the new epicenter of the virus in South Africa. 

Calls for end to cerfew

As 2021 comes to an end, many South African citizens are preparing for festive season celebrations. However, curfew may pose a challenge to this. 

SASSA working to process R350 grants

As the year comes to an end, grant recipients are entering the last week in which they can collect their December grants. 

UIF bus service processing UIF benefit claims

Having your work time reduced is extremely difficult. This as reduced time often means you will receive less pay while your expenses remain the same.

Unisa results out today

After the largest examision it the University of South Africa’s history, students will be able to access their results as soon as it becomes available. 



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